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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote 2017-03-15 02:04 am (UTC)

I enjoy the non-Arda JRRT I've read, too, most of them the ones that were reprinted in the 60s and 70s when LOTR got big, like Smith of Wootton Major (and the Father Christmas Letters were a childhood favorite). Roverandom wasn't published until much later, though, which is somewhat worrying, and sounds like it was never really intended for publication at all. But it has a really nice dust jacket with Tolkien's original art on it!

I should really read the Picture of Dorian Gray. I had a really cool dream last week about a kid named Oscar whose superpower was that any drawings of him came off the paper and moved around, and he let one of the art nerds who had a crush on him do a full-on painting of him for a final project without telling him about his superpower and the portrait came alive, came out, named himself Dorian and started dating his best friend Henry.

Which a) would make a really cool YA novel and b) is definitely a sign that I should read that book already.

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